Monday, 12 July 2010

Music Break [...with Dolly Levi]

As far as sixties musicals go Hello, Dolly is too often forgotten. Just a few year after Streisand's debut in Funny Girl she is decades too young for the role of the personable widow with a penchant for minding everyone's business, but with all its clunky plot points I still think it's a whole lot of fun. Streisand is no small reason for that. "So Long Dearie" doesn't resonate as much as softer numbers like "Before the Parade Passes By", but it's one of the most hilarious cinematic musical numbers I've seen. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Jess said...

That's my favorite scene from Hello, Dolly. My high school put it on and the two leads didn't like each other much so it really worked.